Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are now open and operating under our full schedule.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we opened with carefully planned and revised office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we are taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

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General Dentistry

General dentists provide a broad scope of care to help patients maintain healthy smiles using the simplest measures possible.

These types of dentists often treat all ages and rely heavily on preventive procedures, such as cleanings and exams.

When should I see a general dentist?

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Affordable Care for the Whole Family

Treatment for All Ages

Not every general dentist sees pediatric patients, but many do. This can make it much more convenient to care for both your and your family's smiles.

Simple Treatment Methods

General dentists are trained to spot potential issues in their very earliest stages – when concerns are more easily treated and typically covered by insurance.

Coordinate Specialized Care

Despite your best efforts, you might develop a condition that requires the attention of a specialist. General dentists can provide screening and refer you to the appropriate type of doctor, whether you need a root canal or dental implant surgery.

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What Does a Cleaning Involve?

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Visits Are Quieter, More Comfortable, and More Informative

Advancements in dentistry have not just made treatment more efficient and effective. Many of these systems address common concerns that often keep patients away from the dentist, such as a fear of pain or confusion over how to best manage their condition. Common tools include:

  • Digital X-Rays: These imaging systems produce a fraction of the radiation of traditional x-rays. The results can be viewed right away and are easily uploaded for simpler record-keeping.
  • Intraoral Cameras: These small tools allow the dentist to project images on a screen so patients can see exactly where a cavity is located or where they need to floss more thoroughly.
  • Digital Impressions: Impressions are required to create customized restorations like dental crowns, but traditional putty is uncomfortable, to say the least. Digital scanning makes modern impressions a breeze. 

Some dentists no longer need to rely on noisy drills and use precise, minimally invasive lasers or other alternatives. Furthermore, certain offices use same-day restorations so that you can receive your crown or veneer as soon as possible.

Is the Field Evolving More Specialized Areas?

"Today’s rapidly emerging technologies and science are providing more sophisticated and complex solutions to problems encountered in general dentistry. The advances are changing and enhancing the dental practice environment." American Dental Association

But If I Know What I Need, Can't I Go Right to a Specialist?

General dentists are often referred to as the "quarterbacks" of an entire team of doctors who might care for your oral health throughout a lifetime. Trying to determine on your own exactly who you need to see for a toothache, for example, can not only be costly: it can also have serious and lasting repercussions on your health.

Your general dentist will also get to know your (and your family's) unique health risks over the years, anticipating concerns that might arise. For these reasons, biannual checkups really are the most effective way to keep your smile in top shape.

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General dentists can provide screening and recommend trusted specialists in your area.

Are You Due for a Cleaning?

Did you know one in three Americans hasn't been to the dentist in the last year? Don't fall into that group. Schedule an appointment with a general dentist today.

The Smile Center

The Smile Center

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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